If you’re reading this, chances are you hate cleaning. And, honestly, most people do. It’s not like you come home from work and can’t wait to tackle that dirty toilet or carpet stains the new puppy left behind.
Take a moment to relax. It’s going to be okay. There are some hacks you can use to make cleaning your home easier. Let’s look at some housecleaning hacks.
Remove Pet Stains with Vinegar and Baking Soda
Urine stains aren’t fun. Not only do they stain, but they also smell. If you have a puppy, these stains are going to happen until he’s housebroken.
Thankfully, you don’t have to spend a lot of money on expensive cleaners. All you need is baking soda and vinegar.
The first step is to dry up as much of the urine as you can with an absorbent paper towel. Next, sprinkle baking soda on the area and allow it to set for 10 to 15 minutes. Vacuum up the baking soda and then create a paste using vinegar and baking soda.
Scrub the paste into the carpet until the stain is fully removed. Allow to dry and then vacuum up the baking soda. Not only will the stain be gone, but the vinegar and baking soda will also have removed any odor.
If that doesn't work, you can try out these additional 5 homemade carpet cleaners.
Deodorize Smelly Drains
Not only can drains begin to stink, but they can also become an area where gnats like to hang out. If you have a smell you can’t find and gnats taking over your home, chances are the drains are to blame.
Remove everything from the sink and pour baking soda down your drain. Next pour in white vinegar. This will create a bubbling action.
Leave the area alone and don’t run water down the drain for several hours (preferably overnight). This bubbling action will smother the gnats and remove any odor as well as greasy residue.
Clean Your Blender In Seconds
Do you hate to clean your blender? Make the chore simple by adding warm water and dish soap to your blender. Run the blender for a few minutes and boom clean blender. You’ll of course want to rinse out the soapy water.
Use Toilet Bowl Cleaner to Clean Grout
Do your tile floors look dingy because of the stained grout? Get a bottle of toilet bowl cleaner with added bleach and use the tip to go along your grout lines. Let set and then mop your floors. Make sure you don't touch the floors, because the bleach can burn your skin. You’ll be amazed at how much better your tile floors can look and how little effort it took.
Remove Soap Scum Easily
Go to your local Dollar Tree and purchase a dish brush that allows you to add dish soap to the handle. Add 1-part dish soap 2-parts white vinegar. Shake to mix and get to work.
You’ll be amazed at how easily the soap scum scrubs off. Because these are safe cleaners, you can actually do a bit of cleaning when you take your shower each day. That way your shower never gets out of hand again.
No one likes to clean, but hacks certainly make it easier. What’s your favorite housecleaning hack? Leave a comment and let everyone know about it.